Mitsubishi introduces the ASX Black Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 12, 2011

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK will be expanding the ASX range by introducing the ASX Black, its latest special edition model with a bespoke interior and enhanced exterior styling. Externally, the new Mitsubishi ASX Black features a dynamic appeal with the satin black styling kit which includes striking black 17-inch alloy wheels, spoiler, roof, grille, fog lamp bezels and mirrors.

Inside, the vehicle has a special edition black leather kit showcasing carbon fiber inserts. The new model is based on the present Mitsubishi ASX4 and will be launched on November 11, 2011.

It will be offered in the company's UK dealerships and will be available in the following colors -- Polar White (Solid), Kingfisher Blue (Metallic), Amethyst Black (Pearlescent), Cool Silver (Metallic), Orient Red (Metallic) and Atlantic Grey (Metallic).

Moreover, those interested in the new model can choose between two Euro V engines -- the Mitsubishi 1.8 DiD turbodiesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission (147bhp @ 4,000 rpm, 221lb.ft @ 2,000-3,000 rpm) and the Mitsubishi’s 1.6 petrol with 5-speed manual transmission (115bhp @ 6,000 rpm, 114lb.ft @ 4,000 rpm). The company also provides an AWC electronically controlled 4x4 system with the 1.8 DiD turbo diesel.

The ASX Black will carry a £1,000 premium, higher than the present ASX4 pricing. With VAT but excluding metallic paint (£450 including VAT), first registration fee and road fund licence, the list price for the ASX 4 1.6 2wd Manual will be £21,099, for the ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 2WD Manual will be £23,299, and for the ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 4WD Manual will be £25,399.

Press Release

MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK LAUNCHES A NEW AND EXCITING SPECIAL EDITION – THE ASX BLACK

Following the success of the Mitsubishi ASX, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are about to extend the ASX range with the introduction of the ASX Black, a new special edition model with enhanced exterior styling and a bespoke interior.

From the outside the new Mitsubishi ASX Black boasts a dynamic appearance with the introduction of satin black styling kit which includes striking black 17” alloy wheels, roof, spoiler, mirrors, grille and fog lamp bezels. The interior benefits from the addition of a special edition black leather kit featuring carbon fibre inserts.

Based on the current Mitsubishi ASX4, the newcomer will be launched on 11th November 2011 and will be available in Mitsubishi’s UK dealerships in the following metallic colours:

Kingfisher Blue (Metallic)
Polar White (Solid)
Cool Silver (Metallic)
Amethyst Black (Pearlescent)
Atlantic Grey (Metallic)
Orient Red (Metallic)
Customers will have the choice of two Euro V engines; Mitsubishi’s 1.6 petrol (115bhp @ 6,000 rpm, 114lb.ft @ 4,000 rpm) with 5 speed manual transmission and the Mitsubishi 1.8 DiD turbodiesel engine (147bhp @ 4,000 rpm, 221lb.ft @ 2,000-3,000 rpm) with a 6-speed manual transmission. Mitsubishi also offer an AWC electronically controlled 4x4 system offered with the 1.8 DiD turbo diesel.

The ASX4 standard features include:

Kenwood satellite navigation system
Reversing camera
iPod connection
Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC)
The below measures all contribute to the ASX’s excellent emissions and economy:

Auto Stop & Go
Application of variable valve timing (diesel engine)
Electric power steering
Low rolling resistance tyres
Regenerative brakes (Generation Control System)
Low viscosity oil
LED lighting
Weight reduction measures
After its successful market introduction in Europe, and with a comprehensive level of built-in passive safety, the Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover confirms the excellence of its engineering with a 5* Euro NCAP crash test result achievement which adds to ASX’s many virtues.

Pricing:

The ASX Black will carry a £1,000 premium above the current ASX4 pricing. Including VAT but excluding metallic paint (£450 including VAT), road fund licence and first registration fee, the pricing will be as follows:

ASX 4 1.6 2wd Manual £21,099 List Price
ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 2WD Manual £23,299 List Price
ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 4WD Manual £25,399 List Price
Aftersales and servicing:

The ASX Black comes with three years unlimited mileage warranty, 12 year anti-corrosion pergoration warranty, 3 year pan-European roadside, home and accident assistance. Servicing on the 1.6 ASX Black is 12,500 miles or 12 months, which ever occurs first and the servicing on the ASX BLACK 1.8. DI-D on the 2WD and 4WD is 9,000 miles or 12 months, which ever occurs first. The Mitsubishi Service Plan (MSP) is also available for the additional cost of £450 on the petrol variant and £650 on the diesel variant.

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